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Birchwood Rat Catchers (WA3): Even though it's not that common at present, observing rats in your garden or house in Birchwood isn't really a great experience. One single sighting of a rat shouldn't be too much of a cause for concern, nevertheless, if you witness rats more regularly or spot several rats you could soon be in for trouble since they tend to breed so quickly.

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There are 2 types of rat that you may come across in Birchwood, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It's rather unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat just recently chances are it will have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the Great Plague, they're fairly rare now, although where they do exist they're excellent climbers, have good hearing, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 baby rats in just one year.

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The largest and heaviest of the two rat varieties is the common brown at around nine inches, whilst the black rat only grows to between 5" and 7". The majority of the damage attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their incisor teeth from growing too much, they must continuously gnaw on things. Their interest is frequently concentrated on objects made from wood.

Rats may cause lots of problems in businesses and homes throughout Birchwood and they leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw their way through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, and are generally problematic. The local authority needs to be informed whenever rats are seen. You can also report problems with rats on the .gov website HERE.

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You will in some cases be alerted to the existence of rats not by in fact physically observing them, but by their announcing their activity in other ways. It is possible you might come across holes chewed in skirting boards or floorboards, you could hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you could find a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you might start seeing droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards.

If you do not wish to wait around for the local council to address your rat problem you could always call in local Birchwood rat catcher or pest controller who'll be competent in the field of pest removal. These days rat catchers typically come under the umbrella category of pest control, and pest control providers don't only control rats but in addition bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, moles, fleas, wasps and all sorts of garden and household pests. (Tags: Pest Control Birchwood, Ratcatchers Birchwood )

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Birchwood and also in: Woolston, Warrington, Glazebrook, Bruche, Lowton, Fearnhead, Cadishead, Martinscroft, Culceth, Heatley, Padgate, Birchwood Park, Warburton, Paddington, Risley, together with these postcodes WA3 6NY, WA3 6PQ, WA3 6RA, WA3 6TT, WA3 6ND, WA3 6PN, WA3 7ES, WA3 6PE, WA3 7AB, WA3 6AF. Locally based Birchwood rat catchers will most likely have the postcode WA3 and the telephone dialling code 01925. Verifying this will make sure that you're accessing local pest control. Birchwood homeowners can utilise these and various other comparable services.

Rat Poisons

Putting down poison is one of the more nasty methods by which to remove rat infestations. Grains of wheat are covered with a poisoned compound and strategically left for rats to consume, it takes only several days for them to perish. The placement of the rat poison is vital and will result in the success or failure of this approach. One or more of 3 primary substances which are used in rat poisons are: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. Pets and birds might also be killed by ingesting such rat poisons, so take care. Brands of rat poison in the UK include: RatKil, Rentokil, Elixir Gardens, Propest, Roshield and Pest Expert.


One thing that rats love to do is dig and burrow, and the location where they primarily love to burrow is beside solid structures and objects like patios, shed bases, garage foundations and walkways. These are not often just simple holes, but rather substantial systems of burrows, created to use as food storage, a nesting place and shelter. The access points to rat burrows are generally worn smooth by the continual coming and going, so keep your eyes open for smooth sided holes next to and under solid surfaces. Commonly 2" to 4" in diameter, entrances to rat burrows are not difficult to spot. A great way to ascertain if rats currently using the burrow is to throw some debris into the burrow and check if it's been removed the next day.

Kinds of Rat

In Birchwood and throughout Britain, there are just two sorts of rat which you're ever likely to come across. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most commonly seen rat in the UK and all over Europe (also North America). The coloration of this rat ranges between brown and grey, it typically grows to around 4" to 9" (plus an equivalent length of tail) with a weight range of between 140 and 500 grammes. Nowadays known to have originated in Central Asia, the brown rat was at one time believed to have arrived from Norway (hence the name Rattus Norvegicus). Brown rats are omniverous (eat more or less anything) although their favourite foods are cereals, they've got good hearing but poor eyesight, the females attain sexual maturity in 5 weeks and may give birth to five litters per annum (with up to 14 young in each litter), they climb well and burrow a lot.

The Black Rat

Originating in Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), roof rat or ship rat is also not a native of the British Isles or Europe. Possibly traveling in shipments of spices at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat then spread through Continental Europe. Fairly rare nowadays in the UK, the black rat was pretty much replaced by the larger brown (common) rat. This rat grows to lengths of 5-7 inches and usually weighs 75 to 230 grams. Notorious for causing diseases black rats may be the cause of toxoplasmosis, salmonella, tularemia, listeria, trichinosis, Weil's disease, typhus, bubonic plague and rat bite fever.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

Though some folks in Birchwood might think that they are rather cute with their furry bodies, twitching whiskers and pointy faces, mice and rats aren't animals that you want living in your home or garden, and they can even be dangerous. Mice and rats have been known to cause fires and other issues around the home by nibbling through insulation materials, plastic, electrical wires and skirting boards. Between them mice and rats can spread more than 30 types of diseases including toxoplasmosis, salmonella, tularemia, listeria, trichinosis, Weil's disease, typhus, bubonic plague and rat bite fever. So, the primary things that attract rats and mice into your home or garden are:

  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks and holes, so look out for spaces around crawl spaces, entrances, pipework and air vents.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will obviously attract rodents.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in loft, gardenshed or basement will be especially attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there is a source of food nearby.
  • WATER - Active mice and rats have to drink, subsequently sources of water such as dripping sprinkler systems, pet water bowls, birdbaths and leaky pipes are a big enticement for these unwanted pests.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly pet waste and even compost heaps can be attractive to rodents - there will be plenty of tasty morsels hidden in there!

Mole Problems

A few rat catchers in Birchwood may also help with moles (the furry kind!). Moles may cause problems in another way to to rats and aren't despised anywhere near so much. It is out in the garden where you might have troubles with moles, and lawns particularly are at risk of damage. The recognizable sight of heaps of earth scattered all over a nicely trimmed lawn is the evidence of this activity. Moles could be captured in traps and re-released somewhere else, if you prefer a more humane method.

To Summarise

When you have a rat problem in Birchwood you may be tempted to try to take care of it on your own - and certainly lots of property owners in Birchwood do choose that approach. There are plenty of products that are currently available to help you to achieve this and you can acquire rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in the Birchwood area.

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Bringing in an expert Birchwood rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless of course you know precisely what you are doing, as the right strategy isn't always the most obvious one.

The rookie's use of rat poisons is likely to do more harm than good, as you have to be extremely careful with them when children and pets are about. If you know what is best for you, use a specialist rat control service in Birchwood for a solution to your rat problems.

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Rat Control Around Birchwood: Households in Hapsford Close, Nelson Road, Cross Lane South, Chadwick Place, Chatfield Drive, Holmes Court, Vanguard Court, Moss Gate, Topping Court, Mccarthy Close, Partridge Close, Burrough Close, Dewhurst Road, Woodpecker Close, Ramsay Close, Nuttall Court, Thompson Street, Norden Close, Barham Court, Dalton Avenue, Palliser Close, Dunley Close, Redpoll Lane, Birchwood Boulevard, Wigmore Close, Clayton Road, Westhay Crescent, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also provided in the following Birchwood area postcodes: WA3 6NY, WA3 6PQ, WA3 6RA, WA3 6TT, WA3 6ND, WA3 6PN, WA3 7ES, WA3 6PE, WA3 7AB, WA3 6AF. Work was carried out in these locations by specialists in pest control. Birchwood home and property owners were given reliable and professional pest control services.

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(This pest control Birchwood content was written on 06-10-2022)